Easy Outfit Ideas for Your Fourth of July Weekend

Easy Outfit Ideas for Your Fourth of July Weekend

Over in our Private Facebook Group, we had a fun discussion about what to wear on the Fourth of July. So I thought I would create a few looks to inspire whatever your plans may be with a subtle and chic nod to patriotic dressing.

As usual, today’s post is filled with wearable, mix and match pieces, in a wide range of sizes. Some items you may already have, since my goal is to help you build out a wearable wardrobe, other pieces you can pick up to further expand your outfit options.  

Easy Outfit Ideas for Your Fourth of July Weekend

Easy Outfit Ideas for Your Fourth of July Weekend

I know this summer looks different.

Many of us are not doing anything the way we are used to. I was supposed to be in Santorini on the 4th for my 40th Birthday trip. We have been planning, saving, and hoarding airline miles for years. After talking to our readers, it sounds like many of you had to cancel or reschedule a much-anticipated trip too.

It’s disappointing, for sure, but it’s hard to be too upset. We’ll go next summer; it will still be amazing. I don’t know about you, but after the last four months, I’m just grateful for all the little things I took for granted before now.

So this weekend, I’ve stocked up on wine, did a Trader Joes run on snacks and apps, and if all I do is sit outside under a tree and hang out with friends for a bit, I’ll be happy. And we’ll toast the fact that it’s July, and we’re halfway through this ridiculous year.

 

Long and Flowy 

Easy Outfit Ideas for Your Fourth of July WeekendDress, $188  |  Hoops, $30  |  Sandal, $248  |  Clutch, $30

If you are embracing the dress this summer, like I am, this one, by J. Crew, is so sweet. It’s just the perfect print for a mid-summer gathering. And can I say that I am hoping J.Crew pulls through their bankruptcy because we need this kind of size-inclusive brand as we head into the new world of retail. (P.S. the dress is currently 40% off.)

With the bold print, you want to keep your accessories elevated but simple. These bamboo-style hoop earrings on sale for $30 are perfect, and add some texture with this woven clutch – a total score from DSW.

Finally, the Tory Burch Patos sandals are an investment (and my favorite summer shoe of all time), but quickly climbing up our reader favorites list, so I want you to see all the easy ways to wear them to get the most out of your purchase.

Skorts!!!

Easy Outfit Ideas for Your Fourth of July WeekendSkort, $88  |  Top, $27  |  Sandal, $50  |  Ray Bans, $169

Are you headed to a pool party or outdoor BBQ? In many parts of the country, it is super hot out. The trick to looking pulled together and staying cool is thoughtful details on summer basics.

I used this popular sleeveless top from Banana Republic, finished with lace trim, and paired it with this fun skort from Lilly Pulitzer. I love the idea of a skort; you get the look of a skirt and the ease of a short.

Another cute skort to consider is this equally vibrant print from Talbots, in a full range of sizes, including petite and plus on sale for $25. 

Then, these white Sam Edelman sandals are simple like a flip flop but feel more dressed and I added my favorite summer sunglasses by Ray-Ban.

White Jeans

Easy Outfit Ideas for Your Fourth of July WeekendTop, $41  |  Pants, $34  |  Sandals, $100  |  Hoops, $48

We’ve talked a lot about white jeans this season, so I wanted to give you another option. These skinny ankle jeans from Wit & Wisdom have a TON of petite sizes and are available in “regular” sizes up to an 18, and in plus size up to a 24 here. They run big so size down. 

Then, this comfortable and lightweight chambray top. It’s sleeveless with a slight domain cut so that it will drape nicely. 

Finally, our go-to sandals from Sam Edelman, available in a zillion color and print options, and these bold pearl hoops from Tuckernuck – be sure to see them on the model before ordering. They are bigger than you would think. 


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How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

Wide-leg, lightweight pants are a fabulous option in the summer if you want an alternative to shorts or capris.

BUT, they are one of the trickiest bottoms to pull off because the success of the look is entirely dependent on balancing proportions.

You can’t just throw on any top. 

So today, I’m breaking down how to wear wide leg pants, with three outfits that can take you pretty much anywhere this summer. 

How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

First, let’s talk about what you should look for in the pant. 

For this post, I went with these navy crepe trousers from 1.STATE. They are on sale at Nordstrom for $59 in sizes XXS – XXL in navy and white, and black for $39 here

Plus size? This option from Lane Bryant in a similar crepe looks perfect.

As an alternative, Lands End has a simpler pair, also in crepe, also a pull on with less fabric. Available in all sizes, plus here

Like many wide leg pants, these are high waisted. That’s important to note because it comes into play with the featured tops. 

Regarding length, you have options. If you want a length, they need to be hemmed perfectly for your height, meaning that when you’re in a shoe, they need to just skim the ground. This look works best if you are tall.

In the summer, many of these pants come in some kind of crop. Generally, the area around the top of your ankle to the bottom of your calf is ideal. Once you start cutting through the calf, you enter capri territory, and we all know how I feel about that.

Depending on your frame, the width of the pant may be overwhelming. If that happens, remember, you can have these easily altered. If you try these (or any pair) on and you the fit of the waist and rear, have them hemmed to your most flattering length and ask to take a little bit of fullness out. It’s an easy fix. 

How are you wearing these? 

The outfits below are ideal for the office, a date, or a small get-together. As always, you can shop this post full of practical recommendations OR use it as inspiration so you can see how the components work together. 

Related: Why I Hate Capris and What to Wear Instead

Simple Structure

How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

Wide Leg Pants, $60  |  Shirt, $28  |  Sandals, $150  |  Bag, $30  |  Necklace, $13

This is one of my favorite looks because it’s elegant and has structure. Because the pants are so full, you need a top that will help create balance. This simple white jersey top from COS brings a lovely drape and feel.

They are calling it a “crop” top, but it’s not, it’s just short, and that’s what you want. You won’t show your mid-drift. Instead, this will sit over the high waistband, and you can leave it out, full or half tuck it. I LOVE it.

For the shoe, I used these reader favorites from Sam Edelman in bright white. A flat sandal works well here, so would a block heel. Avoid a delicate shoe because the fullness of the pant will overwhelm it.

Keep accessories simple with this long necklace ($13 on sale at Nordstrom Rack) to give a subtle layer that drapes against the fabric of the top, and a round straw bag from H&M provides texture.

Pretty Pattern

How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

Wide Leg Pants, $60  |  Top, $69.50  |  Sandal, $248  |  Clutch, $25  |  Earrings, $45 

Next, this patterned sleeveless top (from Banana Republic) is another lovely option because it gathers at the waist, creating a beautiful shape to the outfit. It’s a great top for the summer and available in several prints and colors. All are on sale for under $50, in regular and petite up to and XXL. 

I used these sweet earrings from Gorjana that mimic the top’s pattern, my favorite, splurge-worthy Tory Burch sandals, and this fantastic $25 woven clutch to add depth with texture

Monochromatic

How to Wear Wide Leg Pants

Wide Leg Pants, $60  |  Top, $39.50  |  Sandals, $120  |  Clutch, $17  |  Earrings, $68 

Finally, a monochromatic navy look. This is important because wearing one color can help you look taller (and slimmer!)  so if you are on the petite side, and want to try out a wide leg pant, this is a way to do it. 

This navy top has subtle lace trim on the sleeve – another easy-to-wear summer piece from Banana Republic. It also comes in white, light blue, and olive in regular and petite up to an XXL for under $40. 

Tuck the top in to show off the detail on the waistband. 

The sandals are the block heel version of the flat Sam Edleman sandals in the first outfit. Remember, you can add a heel, but keep the balance by using a block heel. 

Then the accessories are effortless. For earrings, my new favorite Soho studs from Julie Vos, and this $17 clutch, again, from DSW. 


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How to Wear a Romper: Three Easy Looks for Real Life

How to wear a Romper 3 Ways

When rompers first became popular a few seasons ago, I quickly associated them with the cute little outfits my kids wore and ignored the idea for grown-ups.

In my defense, the first round of rompers as a category in women’s fashion were either strapless or off the shoulder, and the shorts were short, short, short. Most were skimpy, like something I would have worn to a bachelorette party in my twenties – ah, youth.

Happily, trends evolve, and while I wouldn’t call a romper a “staple,” it has expanded its style to make more sense for the average woman – myself included. 

So right before we left for the beach, I ordered this romper from Amazon. It’s by Daily Ritual, an Amazon brand known for quality casual pieces at affordable prices. I have a few items from the line and have always been pleased with them. 

Let me tell you; this is the coziest thing I have worn all year. (See it in real life at the bottom of the post.)

Three Easy Ways to Wear a Romper

 

How to wear a Romper 3 Ways

Romper, $31 Available in sizes XS (0-2) – XXL (20 – 22) in olive (above), black, navy and stripe

While we were away last week, I spent mornings on the beach, and around lunchtime brought the baby back to the condo for a nap. I slipped into this and sat out on our balcony, reading and enjoying a glass of wine; it was divine.

There is no better feeling than washing the sand and sunscreen off your body and wrapping yourself up in something soft. So if you are beach-bound, consider having this on hand.

I barely styled it. Instead I pulled my hair back and wore flip flops. Now that we are back home, with a restrictions almost completely lifted, there is more opportunity to leave the house. 

Below are some ways to bring it into your everyday life, using pieces I’ve featured over the last month.

Errand Running

Three Easy Ways to Wear a Romper

 

Romper, $31  |  Sneakers, $50  |  Baseball Hat, $15  |  Studs, $55

After almost four months of being cooped up at home, I am SO HAPPY to feel busy again. For days of running errands or picking up and dropping off kids, this is perfect. I have and love these chic sneakers from Dolce Vita at DSW for under $50. They add a fun pop of print to so many outfits.

Then a simple baseball hat. This one I have in pink, but white feels fresh and will go with more in your wardrobe—finally, these studs from QVC. I’ve highlighted them a few times this month. They are just comfortable, everyday earrings you can wear with anything.

Low Key Date 

Three Easy Ways to Wear a Romper

 

Romper, $31  |  Sandal, $198  |  Clutch, $48  |  Studs, $35

I love the casualness of the beach. At least in the shore towns we frequent, everything is so wonderfully relaxed. In normal times I was always found it a welcomed break from how intense life on the east coast can feel. 

For a night meeting up with friends at the beach, I’d throw this on and then add some elevated basics. 

These Tory Burch “Miller” sandals are a step up from a flip flop. I’m crazy about this color called “make up.” You can also find an array of colors that will work as a neutral-to-you over on Zappos

Then I added this gorgeous clutch from Tuckernuck, it’s my favorite leopard clutch ever – and you know I have a million of them 🙂 If it’s your first purchase, be sure to sign up for their mailing list and get an additional 20% off. 

Finally, you don’t want to over do it on the accessories, so I used these simple studs from Gorjana that I know many of you already own. 

Work from Home 

Three Easy Ways to Wear a Romper

 

Romper, $31  |  Sandals, $100 |  Headband, $10

Lastly, many of us will be working from home for at least the rest of the year. While it’s so convenient, I suspect that for many, the novelty is wearing off a bit.

It’s too easy to stay in loungewear all day, but if the loungewear looks like an outfit – you have a win-win.

Here, I added a real shoe. This sandal slide from Sam Edelman has been popular with readers this month, it comes in a ton of color options. Sometimes wearing an actual shoe while working from home can help you focus.

And then I added a pretty headband to quickly create a Zoom -ready hairstyle with little to no effort.

After a Day at the Pool … How to Wear a Romper In Real Life


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Striped Top Outfits: How to Wear a Striped Top Three Ways

Striped Top Outfits: How to Wear a Striped Top Three Ways

One of the most important staples in a classic wardrobe is the striped top. You can wear it all year long, but the summer is the season it really shines. 

You can wear it so many ways and it’s simple to pair with the items you already own.

Today, I’m showing three options that you can alter to fit your body type and budget. Every item featured, I’ve either showcased before (so you may already own it) or I recommend.

But remember, you can also use this as a guide and find something similar that fits your specific needs. 

These posts are designed to both inspire your own creativity and help provide product recommendations. 

How to Wear a Striped Top Three Ways

Striped Top Outfits: How to Wear a Striped Top Three Ways

For the striped top I am featuring the popular Boden striped boatneck top. This lady sells out all the time but is currently available so scoop it up. It’s under $40 and runs true to size. 

For other options be sure to check out our post from last month rounding up striped tops in all sizes

I created three looks including one with shorts, one with a white jean and then a fun skirt outfit that will help you understand how to mix pattern and shapes together. 

Let’s get started.

 

Shorts

Striped Top Outfits: How to Wear a Striped Top Three Ways

Striped Top, $38  |  Shorts, $49.50 (ON SALE FOR $20)  |  Sandals, $100  |   Crossbody, $22  |  Earrings, $56 

This look is something I live in all summer.

Whenever I wear shorts, I always pair them with a 3/4 sleeve top. It brings a sense of balance to the outfit.

These shorts by LOFT are available in missy and petite. They have a mid-rise cut, with a 4″ inseam and front pleats – which makes them feel a little bit dressier. If you want to try these, go for it, they are currently on sale for $20 and go up to an XXL which is about a size 18. 

Plus size? Inventory is limited, but these chambray shorts from Old Navy are fantastic. They’re a similar mid-rise, from a size 16 – 30 for only $16.

Then I added these simple Sam Edelman slides in white ( available in lots of other great colors).

This $22 crossbody bag I found at Target is a steal and these fantastic studs from QVC that look like the real deal for under $60.

White Jeans

Striped Top Outfits: How to Wear a Striped Top Three WaysStriped Top, $38  |  Jeans, $31  |  Clutch, $48  |  Sandals, $59  |  Earrings, $68

We’ve established that white jeans go with everything. Above, I used a pair by Wit & Wisdom, but I also highly recommend NYDJ (see my top picks here)

Generally, a white jean looks best in either a skinny or straight leg that hits at the ankle or is full length and slightly breaks on top of your foot. I used this comfortable wedge slide from Aerosoles in a go-with-everything tan for under $60. 

For earrings, these Soho “X” earrings by Julie Vos are under $70 and are a fresh interpretation of a classic stud. I ordered a pair for myself. 

Finally, a leopard print clutch because I love an animal print and a stripe together. This one from Turkernuck is under $50. It’s a beautiful piece to familiarize yourself with the brand. I ordered it too because I plan to be extra social the second half of 2020 to make up for lost time. 

Full Skirt 

Striped Top Outfits: How to Wear a Striped Top Three WaysStriped Top, $38  |  Skirt, $128  |  Sandal, $70  |  Clutch, $27  |  Earrings, $28

Finally,  a striped top, when styled correctly, can be used as a neutral. If you have ever wanted to learn how to mix and match patterns, the easiest place to start is to pair the stripe with a floral or floral-like pattern.

Because we completely skipped over the spring season, we missed the forecasted trend of fuller skirts. These were meant to balance out all the maxi lengths we’ve been seeing. It’s safe to say they aren’t going anywhere, so if this lady like style is for you there are tons of options out there. 

I found this cheerful yellow daisy print skirt, with deep pleats around the waist, at Nordstrom. It’s available in an XXS – XXL or about a size 18. There is also a plus size option here

To pull of the look you have to fully tuck the top in, so keep that in mind, it won’t work for every body type. 

I used a simple, white block heel sandal I found at DSW (all sizes still available). To play off the whimsy of the look, I used these oversized pearl drop earrings for under $30

But the real steal of the outfit is this straw circle clutch from Nordstrom marked down to under $30. 


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My Favorite Chic Swim Cover Ups

My Favorite Chic Swim Cover Ups

For many of us who are moms, after having our kids at home for three months and attempting  (poorly in my case) to educate them, news that pools are reopening is a moment to rejoice. 

I can’t tell you how many times over the last few weeks I received or sent a text that read, “the pools just need to open.” These kids need to get out of the basement, off their devices and into the sunshine. 

And you know what, so do we.

It’s amazing what a few hours in the sun can do for your soul. 

So today, I thought it would be helpful to rounded up some of my favorite coverups that are both chic and practical. There are so many options out there, many seem as revealing as the bathing suit itself. 

But I really like a simple, lightweight fabric, cut like a tunic or dress that actually, you know, covers you up a bit! 

My Favorite Chic Swim Cover Ups

 

My Favorite Chic Swim Cover Ups

First, let’s talk about price points. By now, you know I am a proponent of quality of quantity and buying the best you can afford.

But it feels like things these days are becoming expensive for the sake of being expensive.

For example, the average price of a cover-up that I found while organizing this post was $125. That’s stupid.

So for today’s post I kept the price under $70, in many cases, well under $70. 

I find that if you buy one or two cover ups a year, that are nice quality you’ll have them for many, many seasons. 

V-Neck Caftan


My Favorite CoverupsV-Neck Caftan
, $58

This deep V-Neck Caftan in a timeless black and white print comes in sizes XS – XL. It’s also available in a tank dress style here

Lace Tunic

 

My Favorite CoverupsLace Tunic, $68

I really love this lace tunic option with scalloped sleeves. It feels special, like you’re getting dressed up for something. It’s light and feminine, in sizes XS – XL. 

Floral Tunic

 

My Favorite CoverupsFloral Tunic, $20

This $20 floral tunic looks like romper, with its waisted defining gather detail. It will look best over a black suit. If you’re feeling saucy, add a pair of bold earrings, like these star-fish shaped ones from Bauble Bar

Boyfriend Shirt

My Favorite CoverupsBoyfriend Shirt, $68

There is nothing more classic than an oversized shirt style cover up. This one, by Tommy Bahama is limited in sizes. I would throw a pair of denim shorts in my bag and half tuck the shirt when running to grab something to eat by the beach. 

Mesh Dress

My Favorite CoverupsMesh Dress, $68

I ordered this Moroccan-inspired tile print dress for myself. I love the pattern and fabric. It will be great to keep on while sitting in the baby pool with Vivi. It’s currently on sale at Bloomingdales, in sizes S – XL. 

Black Tunic

 

My Favorite CoverupsBlack Tunic, $67

This tunic style cover up by Ralph Lauren is specifically for plus size, also on sale at Bloomingdales. I love the deep v-neck and cut of the sleeve. Add some oversized sunglasses to really lean into the glamour. 

Pom Pom Trimmed

My Favorite CoverupsPom Pom, $35

This adorable Target find is only $35. It’s on the shorter side, but still gives nice coverage. This is specifically plus size, up to a size 3X. It’s also available in XS – XL in white and navy here. 

Lace Trimmed

 

My Favorite CoverupsLace Trimmed, $69

La Blanca is my favorite brand for coverups and swimwear. I’ve had them for years and am always happy when I pull them from the back of my closet. The quality is worth the price, but it’s even better when you can grab them on sale here. Sizes range from XS – XL and plus size here. 


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3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits

3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits

This Memorial Day weekend may look a little different depending on where you live in the country. But we can still celebrate it for all its meaning (honoring the men and women who died fighting for our country) and kick off the unofficial start of summer.

Maybe you’re heading to a beach or lake house, having a small, responsible get-together, or just sitting in your backyard enjoying the weather.

Whatever your plans, don’t let the weekend pass without trying to celebrate somehow.

It’s been a rough few months, but hopefully, we’re coming out of the darkness into a happy, albeit slightly untraditional summer.

3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits

3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits

I love these looks together, and each piece individually. You can wear them all summer long while you work from home, or easily pack them if you plan on going on a road trip with the family.

Casual Maxi Dress

navy maxi dress, gold flip flops, and white earringsMaxi Dress, $68  |  Earrings, $42  |  Flip Flops, $55

Lately, I’ve been living in long maxi dresses. This one from Loveappella at Nordstrom is under $70 and available in red, black and navy (above). It’s a simple tank dress style, so it’s supposed to drape off the body and fall to the ground. Wear it as a proper dress or over your bathing suit. 

What are you supposed to do about a bra? Skip it, or wear a strapless one – a well fitting strapless should be just as comfortable as a regular bra. 

I added big, bold earring because, why not?

And a pair of flip flops by TKEES. These are my favorite “dress up” flip flops. They are simple and sophisticated. I’m featuring the gold, but they are available in an array of neutral colors. If you are considering picking them up, buy a pair that best matches your skin tone. 

Comfy Shorts and Tee

white tie blouse, red shorts, and natural woven sandalsShorts, $48  |  Top, $20  |  Sandals, $60

Next up, shorts and a tee, but slightly elevated. 

I don’t know about you, but any bottom with an elastic waistband is my friend these days. These pull on shorts from Everlane are another nice, casual-yet-polished option. I’m picking up the tomato (above), black and the dark tan to wear on repeat. 

I say this all the time, but when I wear shorts, I try to balance the outfit with a longer sleeve top. It feels a bit more grown up. It’s not an absolute rule, just something to consider.

This cotton top from Banana Republic is perfect, and it’s simple tie front detail helps give it a little bit of style. It’s available up to a size XXL including petite and is on sale for $20. 

For shoes, I’m delighted I came across these sandals from Sam Edelman, how sweet are they? They look so much more expensive than their $60 price tag, and work as a neutral while adding a lot of texture and interest. 

Sunny Jumpsuit 

yellow jumpsuit, white sandals, and gold ray ban sunglassesJumpsuit, $60  |  Sandals, $150  |  Sunglasses, $124

You know, I always try to focus on style AND practicality, but right now, I’m getting bored of the practicality part. I want to get dressed up, and feel pretty, which brings me to this bright and sunny jumpsuit from H&M.

You wear it just like you would a dress, easy-peasy.

To keep it casual I used these leather slides from Tuckernuck, in white. They are also available in cognac and a gorgeous navy. 

Finally, I added a pair of Ray-Bans, my favorite sunglasses that I wear every day. They are on sale at Nordstrom for 20% off.


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6 Cute Sneakers to Update Your Stay at Home Outfits

6 Cute Sneakers to Wear if You Miss Fancy Shoes

Sneakers started to have a moment even before the world hit the pause button a few months ago. Sartorially, we were seeing them paired with everything, from jeans to business suits.

Today, with our lives looking more casual than ever, a few novelty sneakers may be just the thing to breathe new life into our wardrobes, especially if you are like me and starting to miss the fun of getting dressed up. 

So, I rounded up a few pairs that will jazz up your joggers, add a sporty balance to a feminine dress, or simply put some personality into a pair of jeans and a tee-shirt. 

6 Cute Sneakers to Update Your Stay at Home Outfits

6 Cute Sneakers to Wear if You Miss Fancy Shoes

 

There are a few things to remember as you create outfits around a pair of sneakers. 

First, and most importantly, do not use your gym sneakers for this. Keep them for runs and workouts.

Second, balance is key. You want to use a sneaker with a slim profile. One that is too clunky will throw off the proportions.

Finally, don’t be afraid to use your sneaker to add some personality, much like a sandal or a pair of heels. Play with color, texture, and pattern. Have fun with it!

Below are some of my favorite options, including the pair I’m currently wearing on repeat. 

My Top Pick: Subtle Leopard 

6 Cute Sneakers to Wear if You Miss Fancy ShoesLeopard, $69

 

I absolutely love these and wear them all the time. The pattern is subtle, so they work with almost everything. My wardrobe leans heavy in better basics, which can sometimes feel boring and redundant. These UP! the style factor of any ordinary outfit. You can buy them at DSW here with quick shipping. 

Rainbow Trend

6 Cute Sneakers to Wear if You Miss Fancy ShoesRainbow, $65

The rainbow trend is everywhere. We’re organizing our bookshelves, pantry, and even our fridges, by color, so of course, it’s creeping into fashion too. I love these sweet kicks by Gola for under $70. They add a cheerful optimism to any basic outfit. 

Lux Detail

6 Cute Sneakers to Wear if You Miss Fancy ShoesGold, $77

Kate Spade has made adorable sneakers for years and these are no exception. These are a great choice if you want to ease into the trend. The gold details elevates the sneaker without going overboard and you can wear them with absolutely everything. 

Sporty Glam


6 Cute Sneakers to Wear if You Miss Fancy ShoesWhite Sparkle
, $145 

File these under, I don’t know who needs these sneakers, but someone does. They are so beautiful. I could see a bride hide them under her dress, or wear them to a city hall ceremony. They would also look pretty with a casual feminine dress, like a floral maxi or a simple pair of shorts with a pretty top.

Splurge Worthy

6 Cute Sneakers to Wear if You Miss Fancy ShoesPink Stripe, $198

These are the most expensive option on this list, but I had to include them. They are so bright and cheerful. If your budget allows and they fit into your style, you’ll have these for a long time. They are the perfect combination of classic, preppy and pretty. 

 

Everyday Style

6 Cute Sneakers to Wear if You Miss Fancy ShoesPink Accents, $80

Finally, these classic white and pink Lacoste sneakers are ideal for everyday wear. Wear them for walks, running errands, or take them on an upcoming road trip. If you don’t love the pink accents you can get them with black instead. Read their Five Star Reviews here


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